About The Trevor Project

Founders, Board, Staff & Council


Peggy Rajski
Randy Stone (1958–2007)
James Lecesne

Board of Directors

Peggy Rajski—Founder, The Trevor Project

Michael Norton—Chair

Chris Allieri—Vice Chair

Meredith Kadlec—Chair Emeritus

Brian Winterfeldt—Secretary

Phil Armstrong—Treasurer

Jeffrey Paul Wolff—Chair, Audit Committee

Caroline Bird

Lindsay Chambers

Mike Dillon

Brian Dorsey

Jeffrey Fishberger, MD

Michaela Mendelsohn

Julian Moore

Gina Munoz

Kevin Potter

Ruben Ramirez

Thomas Sanchez

Adam Shankman

Linda Spooner, MD

Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D.

(View The Trevor Project Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest agreement.)



Phone 310-271-8845

Jeremy Ancalade Vice President of Operations
Renee Bever, MA Crisis Services Coordinators-Operations
Christopher Bright Senior Education and Training Manager
John Callery Director of Technology
Jennifer Dihenia Crisis Services Shift Supervisor
Tracy Ferrell Development Database Manager
Anna Gettles Training Coordinator
Ish Green Crisis Services Coordinator
Brett Harrison Outreach Coordinator
Elissa Hawker Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Adam Hunt Crisis Services Manager – Digital
Troi Levy Crisis Services Manager – West
Sheri Lunn Vice President of Marketing
Kris Mortier Crisis Services Digital Coordinator
Chris Angel Murphy, MSW TrevorSpace Community Coordinator
Rory Gory Digital Marketing Specialist
Richard Rocha Executive Administrator
Nolan Scott Communications and Creative Serivces Manager
Shira Shafir Acting Head of Research and Evaluation
Laura Sims Training Coordinator
Brian Stiles Senior Operations Manager
Rosa Valdes Development & Finance Coordinator
Brent Webster Events Manager
Matthew Zaslow Events Director


Phone 212-695-8650

Fadra Baker Crisis Services Coordinator
Les Chan Lowe, PHR, SHRM-CP Director of Human Resources
Clark Chen Adviser to the CEO
Ashley Choi Community Engagement Coordinator
Cristina Ciprian-Matthews Adviser to the CEO
Joie DeRitis Training Coordinator
Ashby Dodge, LCSW Clinical Director
Sam Dorison Chief of Staff
Caitlyn Duer Grant Writer
Brock Dumville, MPH Senior Crisis Services Manager- Digital
Jason Daniel Fair Senior Major Gift Officer
Melissa Galvin Crisis Services Coordinators-Operations
Nick Johnson Training Coordinator
Steve Mendelsohn Deputy Executive Director
Gianna Mercaldo Crisis Services Digital Supervisor
Amit Paley CEO & Executive Director
Becki Pine Development Manager
Robert Roberg Lifeline Administratior
Brandon Stinchfield Senior Foundations and Corp Grants Manager
Richard Vargas Office Administrator
Scarlet Watts Director of Development
Paloma Woo, LCSW Senior Crisis Services Manager – East


Jonathan Foulk Senior Corporate Development Officer


Phone 202-391-0834

Amy Loudermilk Director of Government Affairs
Jonathan Silberman Senior Marketing Designer/Webmaster

Trevor Youth Ambassador Council

The Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is a group of ten young people, ages 16-24*, who serve as a liaison between youth nationwide and The Trevor Project. The young people selected for the YAC have demonstrated knowledge and/or leadership in the areas of suicide prevention, LGBTQ equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The YAC provides feedback to The Trevor Project and works on Trevor-led campaigns in an effort to increase Trevor visibility and best serve the LGBTQ youth population, build on their current leadership skills, and gain experience with a national non-profit organization.

*Youth under 18 will need guardian permission and all youth will need to sign a consent to be photographed.


The mission of the Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is to maximize The Trevor Project’s lifesaving work by integrating the perspectives of representative young people into services, programs, and messaging; spreading awareness as organizational spokespeople; and furthering outreach in new geographical areas as regional coordinators.


  • Writing at least one guest entry on our national blog, TrevorNews
  • Serving as a “guest editor” for at least one week on our Tumblr & SnapChat pages
  • Engaging the TrevorSpace community through campaigns, forum posts, and other areas
  • Providing input and recommendations on our programs, services, and messaging
  • Opportunity after training to speak publicly during outreach events, to members of the media,  and other outlets as an official youth representative
  • Advocating for and spreading awareness about Trevor in your local community


YAC members serve 1-year terms and elect 2 co-leaders who work directly with The Trevor Project’s staff to guide the council. Every 2 months, there is a group video conference meeting for the YAC and Trevor to discuss ideas, feedback, and updates.